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One Earth
People of Color Protecting Our Planet
By (author): Anuradha Rao
Anuradha Rao

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459818866

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Young Adult : Age (years) 12, Grade (CAN) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 8 - 12, Reading age 12
Apr 07, 2020
Print Run: 5000
$24.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 6 x 0.5 in | 440 gr

Page Count:

208 pages

Illustrations:

115 , 1 , 1
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
Children’s / Teenage general interest: Biography and autobiography|Interest age: from c 12 years|Environmentalist, conservationist and Green organizations|Conservation of the environment|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Ecosystems|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Multicultural|Children’s / Teenage social issues: Environment and green issues
j333.72092—dc23
 
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2020, Commended Quill & Quire Books of the Year 2020, Commended Kirkus Best Books of the Year 2020, Commended OLA Best Bets Top Ten 2020, Commended Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award 2021, Short-listed Green Earth Book Award, Children's and Young Adult Non-fiction Honor Book 2021, Commended
  • Short Description
This nonfiction book for teens profiles 20 environmental defenders of color from around the world. Their individual stories show that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to protecting our planet. Illustrated with photos of each of the people profiled.
Environmental heroes come in all colors.

? “The activists’ stories are extraordinary...It’s a powerful answer to Rao’s framing questions: ‘Who is an environmental defender? What does she or he look like? Maybe like you. Maybe like me.’”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

? “Thought-provoking reading for young people figuring out their own contributions. This valuable compilation shows that Earth’s salvation lies in the diversity of its people.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

One Earth profiles Black, Indigenous and People of Color who live and work as environmental defenders. Through their individual stories, the book shows that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to achieving environmental goals. The twenty short biographies introduce readers to diverse activists from all around the world, who are of many ages and ethnicities. From saving ancient trees on the West Coast of Canada, to protecting the Irrawaddy dolphins of India, to uncovering racial inequalities in the food system in the United States, these environmental heroes are celebrated by author and biologist Anuradha Rao, who outlines how they went from being kids who cared about the environment to community leaders in their field. One Earth is full of environmental role models waiting to be found.

Key Selling Points

  • This book contains twenty short biographies of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the environmental movement in an important addition to #ownvoices narratives.
  • This book offers a positive approach to environmental issues with a focus on environmental successes.
  • Written in a readable and accessible voice, One Earth presents diverse role models for youth and readers of all ages.
  • The author is a conservation biologist.

Anuradha Rao is a conservation biologist, writer and facilitator born and raised in the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and currently based in unceded Coast Salish territories. She has worked on research, conservation, restoration, planning and stewardship projects with communities and organizations on the coasts of Canada and in 12 other countries. Her worldview and approach to science are heavily influenced by teachings from her Indian heritage and from Indigenous knowledge holders.

Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Local and national media, including interviews with profiled activists
  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Author interview on blog and social media promotion
  • Promotional bookmark
  • Targeted promotion to ecological and conservation organizations

? “The activists’ stories are extraordinary...It’s a powerful answer to Rao’s framing questions: ‘Who is an environmental defender? What does she or he look like? Maybe like you. Maybe like me.’” - Publishers Weekly, starred review

? “Thought-provoking reading for young people figuring out their own contributions. This valuable compilation shows that Earth’s salvation lies in the diversity of its people.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Rao shines a light on the too often unacknowledged role played by People of Colour in the green movement. This is a book to be celebrated and shared!” - Elizabeth May, former leader of the Green Party of Canada

“One Earth is so important today because it acknowledges the diversity of our environmental defenders and warriors and reminds us that the environment has no borders. Thank you, Anu, for identifying these amazing eco-champions. Their experience and dedication to making sure the environment is our number one priority is an invaluable gift to Canada and the world.” - Winnie Ming Yue Hwo, Senior Public Engagement Specialist, David Suzuki Foundation

“An excellent resource that, placed in the hands of a budding environmentalist, will inspire action, whether large or small. An important representation of the contributions made by people of color and Indigenous people—and a beautiful celebration of diversity.” - Booklist

One Earth will challenge assumptions while educating readers...All readers, regardless of ethnic origin, religion and national origin will find some accounts that speak to them.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“It is refreshing to read of these activists’ enthusiasm and determination to change our physical world for the better…This is a good choice to show how anyone can defend our world.” - School Library Journal

"Hopeful and uplifting...An excellent non-fiction addition to a high school classroom." - Canadian Children's Book News

“An outstanding collection of profiles…Writing makes clear the passion of these extraordinary people and how truly global this movement is.” - The Globe and Mail

“Features, and boxed quotations enhance the inspiring accounts.” - The Horn Book

“This book not only has the ability to inspire youth that identify as BIPOC, but all young people, who can look up to the many youth and teenagers featured here and their incredible stories of perseverance and innovation.” - Green Teacher

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